Principal Responds To Email Criticizing Graduation Procedures After Student Is Killed

Myneisha Johnson was tragically killed a week before her graduation from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis. To honor the young woman’s hard work, the school allowed her grandmother and 1-year-old son to accept her diploma.

This is usually seen as a touching honor – something similar happened with a friend when I was in college – but apparently it doesn’t sit well with everyone. The school’s Principal Alisha Coleman-Kiner shared an email exchange that she had with a concerned citizen about the message it sends, according to FOX13.

Va. Middle Schooler Suspended and Charged With Larceny For ‘Stolen’ Milk

Apparently, stealing a 65-cent carton of milk comes with a very hefty price even for school children.

A Virginia middle school student was accused of doing just that and has been suspended after being handcuffed, searched for drugs, charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court.

Possibly the worst thing about the entire altercation is that Shamise Turk told WTVR that her son Ryan is already on the school’s lunch program and the milk he was accused of stealing was actually included and his for the taking.

Student Denied Admittance To Prom For Her “Dear Black Girls” Poem

The treatment of black women has always been disheartening, to say the least. But for the past few years, watching them lift themselves and each other up through various means has been inspiring and welcomed by many. But, it appears that these efforts to introduce self-love are only accepted by the masses until they threaten to cross a line.

Taiylar Ball, a senior at Homewoof-Floosmoor High School, just outside of Chicago, is now realizing this. After performing a poem entitled “Dear Black Girls” at the school’s talent show, Ball’s privilege to attend prom and walk in her graduation were taken away, according to JET.

Black Valedictorian Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation Due To Facial Hair

Almost by definition, teenagers rebel against authority and test rules whenever possible. While they may seem upset when they’re punished, deep down they know they did something they weren’t supposed to. But what happens when they’re punished for a rule that was never enforced?

Andrew Jones was a graduating senior at Amite High School in Amite, LA. Actually, he was the valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA, according to WWLTV. Yet, he wasn’t able to walk in his graduation.

Federal Government Sues North Carolina Over ‘Bathroom Bill’

North Carolina’s bill that force people to use the bathrooms that match the gender they were given at birth, commonly referred to as the “Bathroom Bill,” has brought out its biggest opposition yet – the U.S. government.

The Justice Department has sued the state over the controversial bill and claim it “stigmatizes and singles out transgender employees, results in their isolation and exclusion, and perpetuates a sense that they are not worthy of equal treatment and respect,” according to Huffington Post.

These Black West Point Cadets’ Raised Fists Are Not All That Political

If pictures are worth 1,000 words, the same must be said for symbols. But the words that people see in them can greatly vary depending on the lens they use.

For many, the Confederate flag is looked upon as a visual ode to a time no one living today even saw, yet many idolize it with a sense of nostalgia. On the other hand, a lot of people can’t ignore the centuries of slavery and racism that raised the flag in the first place. While this juxtaposition isn’t surprising, it can often be divisive like many other symbols that touch on racial identity and history.

For example, this year’s graduating class from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point holds more than 900 cadets, according to CNN. 18 of them are black women. 16 of those same black women got together for a group photo that’s bringing out vastly different reactions from the public and military alike.

Memphis Sophomore Gets A Perfect ACT Score

Preparing for the ACT and SAT can be rather stressful for high school students. Making sure you measure up well enough to get into the right colleges and earn scholarships. Well, according to the Root, a 15-year-old sophomore from Memphis, TN no longer has to worry about that.

Dwight Moore of the Christian Brothers High School beat all of the mathematical odds and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT exam. That reportedly puts him in the top 1 percentile of nearly 2 million test takers.

Running Man Challenge Creators Receive $10,000 Scholarships On ‘Ellen DeGeneres’

Viral video sensations seem to pop up on a monthly basis. But with that incredibly fast turnover, many of the people behind them either go completely unnoticed or don’t get to reap any benefit. The creators of the Running Man Challenge, a viral dance sensation, aren’t going to be on that list.

Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about how they came up with what would go on to become the Running Man Challenge and how it spread so quickly.